Eli Martin, in a 40th birthday portrait. Taken at the height of his career as a haberdasher and dry goods merchant in Lauderdale County, Tenn. He was also a farmer and breeder of fine Plantation Ponies. Husband of Ellen Louise (Williams)Martin, father to Beulah (Blythe), Lillias (Ford), Albertha (Cheatham), Eli Van Louis and Juanita Martin.
at Martin Farm, Ripley, Lauderdale Co., Tennessee USA